Shirley Virginia Patrick, 79

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Hudson – Shirley Virginia (Smith) Patrick, 79, passed into God's kingdom Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.

Born Aug. 8, 1932 in Wildwood, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Pearl (Argoe) Smith and the wife of Clifford “Pat” Patrick of Hudson, to whom she had been married for the past 49 years.

Mrs. Patrick, a graduate of Wildwood High School, Class of 1950, had been employed at Beecher-Kay Realty and Ins. Co., prior to becoming the purchasing agent for the Lower Cape May Regional School District. She retired in 1997.

She was a member of the First Federated Church of Hudson and enjoyed baking, needlepoint, crocheting and reading.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her sons, Douglas D. Patrick of Massachusetts and New Jersey and Corey C. Patrick of Hudson; her grandchildren, Jeremy S. and Brooke S. Patrick, both of Hudson; her brother, Robert Smith and his wife Judy, of Clearwater, Fla.; and her nieces and grandnieces.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 24, at 11 a.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. Friends may visit from 10 to11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Forest Vale Cemetery, Broad Street in Hudson.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Federated Church of Hudson, 200 Central St., Hudson, MA 01749.

For online condolences, visit www.slatteryfuneralhome.com.